Category: Components

Gesture sensing Samsonite Backpack


Samonsite have designed a backpack that uses the Google Jacquard capacitive sensing textile to capture gestures to control your phone without getting it out of your pocket. (more…)

Google Jacquard teaser video

Google has just released a teaser video about three future art installation that will utilise their Jacquard technology. (more…)

Adidas smart insole with help from Google and EA

Adidas has just released an insole for soccer players that can measure aspects of their kicking game. Further, the technology links reality and the virtual world with players that complete certain soccer tests getting rewards they can use when playing the mobile version of FIFA. (more…)

New connector for clothes

Good, robust, electrical contacts in clothes is still a real challenge, particularly for items integrated into garments. However, we may be a step closer to a solution as Japanese aviation have developed a new thin elastic connector that should survive the regular movement experienced by clothes. (more…)

Conductive tattoos – skin deep electronics

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Conductive tattoos open up the possibility to have electronics directly on your skin, including items such as: input devices or RFID antennas. This is the work of Cindy Kao, an MIT PhD student working together with Microsoft research. (more…)